The Imperial Map : Cartography and the Mastery of Empire

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Titre The Imperial Map : Cartography and the Mastery of Empire
Type de publication Livre
Langue principale de la publication anglais
Année de publication 2009
Auteur James R. AKERMAN
Nombre de pages 384
Éditeur Chicago University Press
Ville Chicago (IL)
Genre recueil d'études
Pays d'édition États-Unis
ISBN 9780226010762
Résumé/Présentation "[...] Mapping has long been a tool by which ruling bodies could claim their entitlement to lands and peoples. It is this aspect of cartography that James R. Akerman and a group of distinguished contributors address in The Imperial Map. Critically reflecting on elements of mapping and imperialism from the late seventeenth century to the early twentieth century, the essays discuss the nature of the imperial map through a series of case studies of empires, from the Qing dynasty of China, to the Portuguese empire in South America, to American imperial pretensions in the Pacific Ocean, among others. Collectively, the essays reveal that the relationship between mapping and imperialism, as well as the practice of political and economic domination of weak polities by stronger ones, is a rich and complex historical theme that continues to resonate in our modern day." (site de l'éditeur, 08.2016)
Référence complète Akerman, James R. (éd.). The Imperial Map : Cartography and the Mastery of Empire. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2009, 384 p. ill. - ISBN : 9780226010762.